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[french-muh n] /ˈfrɛntʃ mən/
noun, plural Frenchmen.
a native or inhabitant of the French nation.
a French ship.
Origin of Frenchman
before 1150; Middle English Frenshman, Old English Frencisc man. See French, man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They found her afterwards by her own hearthstone, thrust through by a Frenchman's bill.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Napoleon turned upon his tormentor; "a better man than you, Frenchman!"

  • I could see that he was not an Italian, neither was he a German nor a Frenchman.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • With him, as with the average Frenchman, solvency was an eleventh commandment.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • You are no Frenchman, to spit flesh with a wire; but you can shoot, can't you?

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
British Dictionary definitions for Frenchman


noun (pl) -men
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of France
Derived Forms
Frenchwoman, noun:feminine
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